- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With an abundance of patience, Myk takes pleasure in working with kids and adults to teach them skills they can apply to music and beyond. His lessons draw on his over two decades of musical experience as well as years spent as a yoga and meditation teacher working with children in NYC schools. He has a passion for finding creative and personalized ways to make music accessible and fun for all.
Myk guides students to explore their innate ability to express themselves and use their intuition while simultaneously emphasizing proper practice methods, technique, rudiments, and theory.
He can help you advance your skills in a rewarding way as well as help with:
reading, harmony, accompanying yourself or others, songwriting, applying scales, modes, improvisation, soloing, learning songs/pieces, preparing for auditions, composing, being musical, rocking out and most importantly, having fun!
While Myk's main instrument is the lap steel, he studied jazz performance on guitar while at York University in Toronto (2000-2003) and trained on guitar with Canadian jazz legend, Lorne Lofsky. He also performs and records his compositions on solo guitar in a project called Dog Moon.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
20+years of professional experience as a performer.
Graduate from New School University's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. Seasoned yoga teacher with years of experience working with kids.
I like to incorporate my years or experience working as a professional musician with my knowledge of relaxation techniques from the yoga canon to make music learning fun, healing and meaningful.
As a leader:
Myk Freedman and The Mykfreedmans – self titled – happylucky no.1 records, 2017
Myk Freedman Solo – Myk Freedman Plays Saint Dirt – North York Fplk Music Records, 2015
Saint Dirt Elementary School – Abandoned Ballroom- Barnyard Records, 2011
Saint Dirt Elementary School –Ice Cream Man Dream, Barnyard Records, 2009
Myk Freedman and Alan Sondheim – Julu Twine, Porter Records, 2009
Saint Dirt Elementary School – Fall (in love) By April, Rat-drifting Records, 2005
Saint Dirt Elementary School – Hanging Out with the Kid Who’d Eat Anything for a Dollar, Oval Window Records, 2003
Saint Dirt Elementary School – Saint Dirt Elementary School, independent (out of print), 2002
As a side person:
Greg Heffernan, Myk Freedman and Faith Harding, Norwood Suite Soundtrack (for the video game of the same name), Independent, 2017
Myk Freedman and Justin Hayns, – Lead and Glide, Independent, 2017
Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble – Nigunim Vol. VI: By the Waters of Babylon, Hadar, 2017
Sandcatchers Featuring Eric Friedlander – Along The Way, Chant Records, 2017
Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble – Nigunim Vol. V: Songs From the City of Brotherly Love, Hadar, 2016
Woodshed Orchestra – Guestbook, Independent, 2015
Bing and Ruth – City Lake (reissue), RVNG. Intl, 2015
Joey Weisenberg – Joey’s Nigunim Vol. IV, Brooklyn Spirituals, Hadar, 2015
Kenny Warren and Laila and Smitty – Vol 2, Pretty Polymorpheus, 2015
Kenny Warren and Laila and Smitty – Laila and Smitty, Pretty Polymorpheous, 2014
Justin Haynes – Toronto You Belong Here – Happy Birthday by You, Me and Stephen, Independent, 2014
Joey Weisenberg – Joey’s Nigunim Vol. III, Hadar, 2013
Joey Weisenberg – Joey’s Nigunim Vol. II: Transformation of a Nigun, Hadar, 2012
Benjy Fox Rosen – Tick Tock, independent, 2011
Hugh Oliver – Melologues, Noodilly Noodilly Wow Records, 2010
Bing and Ruth – City Lake, Happy Talk, 2010
Cosmo D’s Sauce – Recardo, Move, Smooth Moose, 2009
Barnyard Drama – Christmas Singing Volume 6, Barnyard Records, 2009
Avi Fox Rosen – One, Frosenox, 2008
Amazing Frozen String Quartet – Amazing Frozen String Quartet, Frosenox, 2008
Cosmo D’s Sauce – Sauce, independent, 2007
Aaron Berg and the Heavy Love – Songs For Madame X, independent, 2007
Sam Howard Band – Out Tonight, independent, 2007
Bing and Ruth – Kentile Floors, independent, 2007
Alex Lukashevsky – Connexions, North East Indie, 2006
Bing and Ruth – Bing and Ruth, independent, 2006
MK Groove Orchestra – Greatest Hits, independent, 2006
Selina Martin – Life Drawing Without Instruction, Selma, 2005
Ronlee Tepper – Cornered in the Alley, independent, 2004
Michelle Rasky – Your Love’s Like Spring, independent, 2004
As a Composer (but not a performer):
Martin, Haynes and Driver – Freedman at the Western Front, Barnyard Records, 2009
Martin and Haynes – FREEDMAN, Barnyard Records, 2008
Taught yoga in NYC to children and adults 2010-2014